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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of traditional health practitioners in both study areas

From: Traditional health practitioners’ perceptions, herbal treatment and management of HIV and related opportunistic infections

Characteristics Traditional health practitioner n (%)
Gender
  Male 17 (32.07)
  Female 36 (67.92)
Age group (years)
  30-40 19 (35.85)
  41-50 6 (11.32)
  51-60 11 (22.64)
  61-70 7 (20.75)
  71-80 5 (9.43)
  81 + 5 (9.43)
Sources of information
  Ancestral 36 (67.92)
  Male family member 13 (24.53)
  Self-taught 4 (7.55)
Years of experience
  Less than 5 12 (22.64)
  6-10 5 (9.43)
  11-15 10 (18.87)
  16-20 15 (28.30)
  Above 21+ 11 (20.75)
Experience in treating TB
  Yes 53 (100)
  No 0 (0.0)
Experience in treating HIV
  Yes 6 (11.32)
  No 47 (88.68)
Experience in treating OIs associated with HIV
  Yes 51 (96.23)
  No 2 (3.77)
Level of education
  Primary 31 (58.49)
  Secondary 16 (30.19)
  Tertiary 2 (1.06)
  No education 4 (2.12)
  1. TB: tuberculosis; HIV: human immunodeficiency virus; OIs: opportunistic infections.